Touchdowns are still very important for fantasy football production. The best odds of a player scoring is to have as many chances as possible, as close to the goal-line as possible. Here is Red Zone Report Week 7, looking at all of the red zone opportunities from all teams that played in week 7.
A red zone opportunity is defined as a rushing attempt or passing target on any play where the football was snapped within 20 yards of the goal-line that the offense is trying to cross. For the rest of this article, the words Red Zone will be replaced by RZ.
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RB Kenyan Drake received 3 RZ rushing attempts and 1 RZ target. However, none of his carries were from inside the 5-yard line. Instead, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick and RB Mark Walton got to carry the football inside the 5 for their lone attempts. RB Kalen Ballage also saw 2 RZ run, but only 1 was inside the 5. WR DeVante Parker led the team in week 7 RZ targets with 3, while WR Preston Williams had 2.
New England Patriots
RB Sony Michel got 6 RZ rushing attempts, and all of them were inside the 5-yard line. He also received 1 RZ target, but as usual RB James White was more heavily targeted in the RZ with 3. White did, however, see his first 2 RZ carries of 2019 during week 7. RB Brandon Bolden added 1 RZ run that happened to be inside the 5. As for other RZ targets, WR Julian Edelman got 3 while WB Jakobi Meyers and TE Ben Watson saw 1 apiece.
New York Jets
RB Le’Veon Bell had every Jets week 7 RZ opportunity to himself with 1 carry and 3 targets.
It was a run-heavy approach for the Ravens in the RZ (and everywhere else) during week 7. RB Mark Ingram and QB Lamar Jackson each saw 3 RZ rushing attempts while RB Gus Edwards and WR Willie Snead each had 1. TE Mark Andrews recieved2 RZ targets while TE Hayden Hurst had 1.
RB Giovani Bernard, QB Andy Dalton and RB Joe Mixon each got 1 RZ carry from inside the 5-yard line. The only thing that separated these players was that Mixon also saw 1 RZ target. But it was WR Alex Erickson who led the way for the Bengals with 3 RZ targets in week 7. WR Auden Tate also received 1 RZ target.
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RB Carlos Hyde saw 2 RZ rushing attempts, with 1 coming from inside the 5-yard line. RB Duke Johnson had the same number of RZ opportunities with 1 run and 1 target. But it was WR Keke Coutee who had the most RZ chances for the Texans in week 7 with 1 carry and 2 targets. Otherwise, WR DeAndre Hopkins got 2 RZ targets.
RB Marlon Mack had 3 RZ rushing attempts in week 7. RB Jordan Wilkins had the only other carry inside the RZ for the Colts. TE Eric Ebron and WR Zach Pascal tied with 3 RZ targets apiece, while TE Jack Doyle and WR T.Y. Hilton each saw 1.
RB Leonard Fournette received 8 RZ carries in week 7. The only other Jaguars player who ran inside the RZ during week 7 was RB Ryquel Armstead. As for RZ targets, WR Dede Westbrook was the only player who had 2. WR D.J. Chark, WR Keelan Cole, WR Chris Conley and TE Seth DeValve all saw 1 each.
During week 7, RB Derrick Henry was the only Titans player who carried the football inside the RZ, and he did so 3 times. Meanwhile, WR A.J. Brown, WR Corey Davis, WR Tajae Sharpe and TE Jonnu Smith each received 1 RZ target.
RB Royce Freeman and RB Phillip Lindsay each saw 2 RZ rushing attempts. The only difference was that Freeman had 1 of his inside the 5-yard line. WR Courtland Sutton saw the only Broncos RZ target in week 7.
Kansas City Chiefs
RB Darrel Williams was the only Chiefs player to see multiple RZ carries at 2. Both were inside the 5-yard line. Otherwise, QB Patrick Mahomes, RB LeSean McCoy, RB Anthony Sherman and RB Damien Williams each got 1 RZ run. Among that group, Damien Williams had the only attempt inside the 5. Williams also received 1 RZ target, as did TE Travis Kelce.
Los Angeles Chargers
RB Melvin Gordon had 5 RZ carries, with 4 of them from inside the 5-yard line. RB Austin Ekeler only saw 1 RZ run but both RB were targeted in the RZ. Gordon twice, and Ekeler once. Other RZ targets went to WR Keenan Allen and WR Mike Williams with 2 apiece.
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RB Josh Jacobs received 6 RZ rushing attempts, with 3 of them coming from inside the 5-yard line. He also saw 1 RZ target but it was TE Darren Waller who led the team in that regard with 2 in week 7. TE Derek Carrier and TE Foster Moreau each saw 1 RZ target.
After leading the NFL in week 6 RZ opportunities, Ezekiel Elliott had another busy week 7 with 10 total opportunities (9 runs, 1 target). However, only 1 of those rushing attempts came inside the 5-yard line. Also, WR Randall Cobb, WR Michael Gallup and TE Blake Jarwin each received 1 RZ target.
New York Giants
RB Saquon Barkley saw the Giants lone RZ opportunity in week 7, a rushing attempt.
RB Jordan Howard received the Eagles only RZ carry in week 7. TE Zach Ertz led in team in RZ targets with 3. Meanwhile, WR Alshon Jeffery, WR Mack Hollins and RB Miles Sanders all had 1 RZ target each.
WR Steven Sims got the only RZ opportunity of Washington in week 7 in the form of 1 target.
The Bears did not run once in the RZ during week 7. Instead, it was pass-happy inside the 20 as WR Allen Robinson led the way with 3 RZ targets. Also, RB Tarik Cohen, WR Anthony Miller, RB David Montgomery, WR Cordarrelle Patterson and WR Javon Wims each saw 1 RZ target.
RB Ty Johnson got all 3 of the Lions week 7 rushing attempts. Meanwhile, Marvin Jones led the league last week with 5 RZ targets. But he was not the only Detroit player who was thrown to inside the 20. WR Danny Amendola saw 2 RZ targets, while WR Kenny Golladay ad TE T.J. Hockenson each had 1.
Green Bay Packers
The Packers did not run the football inside the RZ during week 7. Instead, it was all through the air as TE Jimmy Graham and RB Aaron Jones each saw 2 RZ targets. Furthermore, WR Geronimo Allison and RB Jamaal Williams received 1 RZ target each.
RB Dalvin Cook had the majority of the Vikings week 7 RZ opportunities by running 6 times. 4 of those attempts were even inside the 5-yard line. RB Alexander Mattison also figured in the RZ was 2 carries. Otherwise, RB C.J. Ham, TE Kyle Rudolph and TE Irv Smith each received 1 RZ target.
New Orleans Saints
RB Latavius Murray led the league in week 7 RZ opportunities with 11. Included in that were 8 runs, with 2 from inside the 5-yard line, and 3 targets. RB Zach Zenner saw the only other RZ carry. Meanwhile, WR Michael Thomas had 2 RZ targets, while WR Austin Carr, WR Ted Ginn and TE Josh Hill each received 1.
No passing as RB Chase Edmonds had all of the Cardinals RZ opportunities to himself. He simply ran the football 4 times in the RZ.
Los Angeles Rams
RB Todd Gurley had the majority the Rams RZ work with 9 rushing attempts. 2 of those runs were from inside the 5-yard line. QB Jared Goff also ran 2 times from inside the 5, but those were his only RZ opportunities.
San Francisco 49ers
Something about the NFC West and running in the RZ. RB Tevin Coleman had 6 RZ rushing attempts while TE George Kittle and RB Jeff Wilson saw 1 each. TE Levine Toilolo received the only RZ target for the 49ers in week 7.
Strangely, it was the Seahawks who passes the most in the RZ out of this division last week. RB Chris Carson and QB Russell Wilson each got 1 RZ carry. Meanwhile, WR Tyler Lockett led the way in RZ opportunities with 3 targets. WR D.K. Metcalf received 2 RZ targets while WR Jaron Brown had 1.
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